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UI Ticket Office Responds to Low Ticket Sales

IOWA CITY (CBS 2/FOX 28)--Three days to kickoff and the Hawkeyes season opener isn't sold out.

Now the Hawkeye Athletics Tickets office has a new promotion that just might get more students to fill the empty seats.

Fans and students alike will soon get a chance to put on their black and gold and cheer on the Hawkeyes.

This year though Kinnick Stadium still has some empty seats.

"Me and a couple of my friends will probably buy some tickets. Not this weekend though cause I'm getting pretty busy with school starting and what not, but I'm sure I'll buy some pretty soon, UI junior Jake Riffice said.

"None of my friends have bought tickets yet but that's kind of because some of them are starting to pay their own U-bills and it's a little bit expensive to buy student tickets, UI junior Mallory Miranda said.

When it comes ticket sales, the general public areas are pretty much sold out, but student sales are little slow for this time of the year.

So far 7,500 tickets have been sold but 3,000 season tickets are still available.

For the first time in five years, the student section of Kinnick isn't sold out for the first home game.

The school year started a little later than usual this year and some students don't have the money for a ticket.

"We've made an offer to the students if they want to buy a ticket for this game or bring a friend into the student area, they can do that for 40-dollars, ticket manager, Pam Finke said.

As for last year's 4-8 season?

"I think the fans at Iowa are die-hards so people will definitely show up, UI junior Merrick Johansen said.

If you're a student and want to check out the offer- we have a link to the university's ticket page on our the links section of our website.

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